Papers of Sybil W White

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 7SWW
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 7/XX33; 7/XXX33
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      0.25 A box

Scope and Content

The archive consists of two letters (one from Emily Wilding Davison) relating to Hart's work, a press cutting about Davison's death and two photographs of Sybil Hart.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sybil W Hart was born in 1887, the daughter of William Herbert Hart and Ellen Louisa Barritt, both of whom were Quakers. Sybil was educated in London and at the Friends school in Saffron Walden from the age of 11. In 1913 Sybil married Andrew EC White and moved to Kilmarnock, both of them were ardent pacifists and Sybil also supported anti-vivisection societies. During the First World War, Sybil served on the Friends Emergency Committee and the War Victims Relief Committee. She died in 1985.


The following items were removed from the archive as duplicates are held in The Women's Library Printed Collections:

* The suffragette : the official organ of the Women's Social and Political Union, No. 35, Vol. 1, 13 Jun 1913

* "Quick, thy tablets, memory!" : Sybil W White, lifelong Quaker, pacifist and internationalist : her reminiscences / edited by Phyllis M. Wells. Available at WL Biographies, classmark: 941.0820924 WHI (as at Mar 2007).

Access Information

This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Sybil White's daughter in 1996.

Other Finding Aids

The Women's Library Catalogue